Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is used when an individual does not respond to or cannot tolerate medication. It is used to treat:
- Major depression (including agitated depression)
- Depressed/manic phases of bipolar disorder
- Schizoaffective disorder
- Neurocognitive disorders with behavioral disturbances
Treatment involves the administration of a small electrical current to the surface of the scalp (which is transmitted to the surface of the brain).
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